The Outline of Socialist View

The Outline of Socialist View

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An inspector calls

“An inspector calls” is a play that was written in 1944 through to 1945 by J B Priestly who was born in Yorkshire in 1894 and died in 1984. From a young age John Boynton Priestley had a clear idea of what he wanted his future ambition to be and made it a reality in 1932 by writing his first play, after experiencing his success he went on to write 50 more plays including “An inspector calls”. J B Priestley wrote plays on controversial matters adding his own ideas and political messages.

J B Priestley used the play “An inspector calls” to outline his socialist views on the problems with capitalism
An inspector calls is based in Brumley before the First World War. Brumley was an industrial city in the North Midlands. The Birling family were celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling and Gerald Croft in their dining room this was also an important joining because The celebration is host to the bad news of the suicide of Eva Smith which is delivered by inspector Goole.

“An inspector calls” tells the story of a young woman by the name of Eva Smith who committed suicide by consuming a considerable quantity of disinfectant. This plays a significant part in the play as the play is based upon her death. All the characters are some how related to Eva Smith or as she is also known, Daisy Renton. This is very interesting as Eva Smith was a working class woman while the Birling and Croft family were upper class and during those times higher class and lower class did not mix very regularly.
Eva Smith represented many things in this story, she was a strong outspoken woman who lost her job for speaking her mind and demanding the fair treatment of her fellow workers, she represented hardship and suffering for lower class women career wise and she also represented a strong minded, independent woman and this could be all linked to her name that she was given in the story, Eva is a name very similar to that of Eve who was the first woman created and...

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